All Science on Tap events take place at 6pm the second Monday of the month at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, unless otherwise stated. Be sure to arrive early to get seats!


Monday November 12, 2018
6:00-7:00 pm

“Blowing Up Glaciers (Just A Bit!): Geophysical investigations of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability”

-Atsuhiro Muto

Global sea level has been rising over the past century and it is projected to keep rising in the future. But exactly how much and how fast? The key to answering this question lies under Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, one of the most remote glaciers in the world. Atsuhiro Muto of Temple University will share his findings so far and what he and his teams aim to reveal with upcoming expeditions to Thwaites Glacier.



About the Speaker:

Atsuhiro Muto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Atsu Muto photo from Temple websiteScience at Temple University. He uses geophysical techniques such as active-source seismology and measurements of subtle changes in Earth’s gravity field to image what’s underneath ice sheets and glaciers and how they influence the rate of ice flow from land to ocean. His work has taken him to many corners of the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets over the past decade. He has a Ph.D. in Physical Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder and M.S. and B.S. in Geosciences from Chiba University in Japan.

November’s event is sponsored by the Wagner Free Institute of Science.